How to unlock vaulted Exotic guns in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

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Bungie is vaulting a great deal of older Destiny 2 content with Beyond Light, but you can still get your hands on various Exotics. Here’s how.

With the introduction of Beyond Light, Bungie is overhauling Destiny 2 in a big way. To make way for new destinations, weapons, and experiences, a great deal of older content is being vaulted.

From entire planets to full campaigns, once this content is removed from the game, there won’t be a way to access it again. This also means that old Exotic loot tied to these locations will be vaulted as well. However, there will still be a way to claim vaulted Exotic weapons once Beyond Light launches on November 10.

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You’ll no longer need to complete old questlines or travel across destinations to track down odd steps. Instead, things couldn’t be simpler if you want an old Exotic in the future. Here’s what you need to know.

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An assortment of Exotic weapons will be vaulted with the release of Beyond Light.

Alongside the launch of the new expansion, the November 10 update will see a few big changes to the Tower as well. One of the biggest standouts is the new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive.

This particular Archive can be found near your Vault and allows you to purchase vaulted Exotic weapons. From the Rat King to the Whisper of the Worm, plenty of Exotics will only be accessible through this Archive moving forward. Moreover, various Legendary weapons tied to vaulted content can also be claimed here as well.

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You’ll need to come with resources at the ready, however. “Players will need Glimmer, destination materials, masterworking materials, and an Exotic Cipher or Ascendant Shard,” Bungie confirmed. It’s not going to be cheap to claim an old weapon, though these prices are set in a way to reflect the efforts of players over the first three years.

If you’re specifically looking for loot tied to vaulted Raids, a brand new currency is up for grabs. Spoils of Conquest will be added to your inventory when completing raids. These can then be used to claim Exotics linked with old Raid activities.

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The new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive will appear near your vault in the Tower.

So not all hope is lost if you’re yet to claim various Years 1-3 weapons. Even with the locations and questlines all being locked away, Bungie has implemented a simple and efficient means of grabbing old gear.

It’s a great time to stock up before Beyond Light drops on Nov. 10. Get some Glimmer handy and buy up everything else so that you’re ready to go on day one.